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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2007, 08:24 GMT
Coventry stars on 'walk of fame'
Lady Godiva
Lady Godvia is one of names that have been suggested
A Hollywood-style walk of fame will be created in Coventry to honour some of the city's most famous sons and daughters.

A total of ten names will be chosen to be marked with plaques in Priory Place.

Suggestions have included protester Lady Godiva, the inventor of the jet engine Frank Whittle, writer Philip Larkin and actor Clive Owen.

Coventry residents have been urged to vote for their suggestions. The final names will be unveiled in May.

'Inspirational people'

People can vote for their choices on the city council's website.

Those behind the project said it would help promote Coventry's history to a wider public.

Peter Walters, chair of the Walk of Fame Group, said: "This is all about celebrating our fantastic city and the many inspirational people who have contributed so much to Coventry's reputation and profile as a world-class city.

"We want as many local people as possible to get involved, vote for their own choice for the walk of fame so the final names will be representative of the city's feelings."

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